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Gretchen

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How popular is the baby name Gretchen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 10 10 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 22 22 0
1890 29 29 0
1891 34 34 0
1892 24 24 0
1893 32 32 0
1894 24 24 0
1895 35 35 0
1896 40 40 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 37 37 0
1900 55 55 0
1901 41 41 0
1902 30 30 0
1903 39 39 0
1904 44 44 0
1905 42 42 0
1906 55 55 0
1907 47 47 0
1908 60 60 0
1909 66 66 0
1910 95 95 0
1911 80 80 0
1912 134 134 0
1913 158 158 0
1914 196 196 0
1915 288 288 0
1916 296 296 0
1917 246 246 0
1918 176 176 0
1919 128 128 0
1920 131 131 0
1921 144 144 0
1922 150 150 0
1923 149 149 0
1924 123 123 0
1925 144 144 0
1926 143 143 0
1927 142 142 0
1928 177 177 0
1929 152 152 0
1930 178 178 0
1931 198 198 0
1932 233 233 0
1933 240 240 0
1934 288 288 0
1935 301 301 0
1936 303 303 0
1937 349 349 0
1938 484 484 0
1939 420 420 0
1940 471 471 0
1941 440 440 0
1942 464 464 0
1943 448 448 0
1944 490 490 0
1945 493 493 0
1946 567 567 0
1947 570 570 0
1948 640 640 0
1949 608 608 0
1950 545 545 0
1951 618 618 0
1952 583 583 0
1953 578 578 0
1954 563 563 0
1955 575 575 0
1956 567 567 0
1957 571 566 5
1958 687 687 0
1959 821 816 5
1960 934 934 0
1961 1,046 1,046 0
1962 1,003 1,003 0
1963 962 962 0
1964 975 975 0
1965 906 906 0
1966 962 962 0
1967 966 966 0
1968 887 887 0
1969 1,106 1,106 0
1970 1,251 1,246 5
1971 1,347 1,347 0
1972 1,260 1,260 0
1973 1,350 1,350 0
1974 1,286 1,278 8
1975 1,184 1,175 9
1976 1,224 1,224 0
1977 1,045 1,045 0
1978 947 947 0
1979 929 929 0
1980 924 918 6
1981 894 894 0
1982 747 747 0
1983 595 595 0
1984 523 523 0
1985 451 451 0
1986 405 405 0
1987 359 359 0
1988 344 344 0
1989 430 430 0
1990 357 357 0
1991 377 377 0
1992 318 318 0
1993 319 319 0
1994 281 281 0
1995 283 283 0
1996 290 290 0
1997 283 283 0
1998 290 290 0
1999 301 301 0
2000 310 310 0
2001 312 312 0
2002 285 285 0
2003 316 316 0
2004 275 275 0
2005 348 348 0
2006 355 355 0
2007 316 316 0
2008 283 283 0
2009 265 265 0
2010 225 225 0
2011 234 234 0
2012 202 202 0
2013 202 202 0
2014 191 191 0
2015 160 160 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Gretchen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,059 babies born with the name Gretchen in the United States. That's more than enough Gretchens to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gretchen" was in 1973 with a total of 1,350 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gretchens)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gretchen" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 28 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 440 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gretchen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gretchen as well as things modernly associated with the name Gretchen such as celebrities named Gretchen.

Origin and Meaning of Gretchen

The name "Gretchen" is of German origin, and it means "A Pearl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Gretchen was born in 1972 in Deep River, Connecticut, U.S.

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Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson is a singer-songwriter specializing in country and country-rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Gretchen was born in 1973 as Gretchen Frances Wilson in Pocahontas, Illinois.

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Loretta Young

Loretta Young is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1917 to 2000. Loretta was born in 1913 as Gretchen Young in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gretchen

Gretchen And Slade
Gretchen Parlato
Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Corbett
Gretchen Rossi
Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Scott

Alternative Meanings

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

C is for caring, your finest trait.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nehcterg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nretehcg". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gretchen born Nov 29, 1988

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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